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Offline Kiter5

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how to get them (comments)?
« on: Dec 05, 2010 @ 08:22 PM »
I have readers. not a HUGE amount, but I have some. I get votes and clicks, so someone is reading.. and from time to time someone will leave a comment on their own blog, under my comment, saying they read my blog often... but not many actually comment on my blog.

how do I get my readers to feel inclined to leave a comment? Any tips?


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Re: how to get them (comments)?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2010 @ 08:47 AM »
Maybe try asking a question at the end of a post?  I don't know, as I don't really have a ton of followers, except family and friends.  And they usually comment about things that have nothing to do with the post.  Frustrating.

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Re: how to get them (comments)?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2010 @ 04:17 PM »
What about commenting on other peoples blogs? I know that is a great way to get new traffic for some people and maybe that can apply to comments as well. On my blog I find that a lot of the comments come way after the post has been published so I try not to be hold my breath. Direct search engine traffic, for me, I guess are the chatty ones and not necessarily the people who follow. I try to comment back and also every once in a while thank a commenter via email. Doing this has helped build a following but that's whole other topic!

I like the comment at the end of the post suggestion from Inara.

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Re: how to get them (comments)?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2011 @ 06:14 PM »
I've found that 1) asking a direct question/asking for advice helps and 2) I'll link to my blog post on twitter and ask for advice/responses, and that helps as well. I've also found that the more I comment on other peoples' blog posts, the more likely I am to get responses. It builds a relationship and a sense of community! Also: when people leave a comment, I reply.

Getting comments is a pretty difficult thing to get started! It's a lot easier for readers, even regular and invested readers, to passively read the site and keep moving as opposed to taking initiative and investing their time in leaving a comment. It can be pretty  hard to engage your readers! Keep producing quality posts and it'll happen, though.
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Re: how to get them (comments)?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 08, 2012 @ 11:33 PM »
I hear ya! I would love to get my readers more involved and leaving comments.  Sometimes i do leave a question asking for feedback and still dont get any.  Not sure why some are so shy.  when i have gottten feedback though I have always made sure to reply back.  So they know I do really care about what they have to say!

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Re: how to get them (comments)?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:42 AM »
brigidkeely that was was a good idea about Twitter.  I think I'm going to try that.

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Re: how to get them (comments)?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 13, 2013 @ 10:02 PM »
I would say the best way to get comments is to write about engaging and interesting things. Give your readers a reason to open up the floor for conversation. However, every post you write and publish will not result in comments. That's just a part of blogging. I appreciate all feedback on the content I post, whether it be 1 comment or 20 comments. I also comment a lot on other's blogs, so they often visit my blog, read a post, and comment.



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